Preventative Maintenance for Appliances

Preventative Maintenance for Appliances

Household appliances are made to last with the intention of giving at least 10 years of service. With proper maintenance, certain appliances can last longer than their average lifespan. Why dish out the money for a new appliance every decade when you can perform maintenance and extend its life? Preventive maintenance for appliances can certainly keep your wallet feeling full.

  1. Refrigerator – Inspection of your refrigerator should be done more frequently than other appliances because it is always running. Once a month clean the compressor and coils to allow for smooth airflow, which will result in high efficiency. After cleaning the working parts of your refrigerator, have the refrigerant levels checked to ensure that there are no leaks. Finally, clear away any debris and make sure it’s not pushed up against the wall.
  2. Dishwasher – Even an appliance that does the cleaning will need a cleaning of its own. Every so often, clean the dishwasher trap of any collected pieces of food. Once the trap is cleared, put a cup of white vinegar in your empty dishwasher and run a normal cycle. Cleaning your dishwasher frequently will keep it at a high efficiency.
  3. Dryer – Dryers have the chance of overworking and breaking down if they are not cleaned and maintained every month or so. Be sure to clear your lint trap, vent, and dryer itself from any lint. Use a hard bristled brush to loosen the lint and remove it with a vacuum. Not only will cleaning a dryer increase its efficiency and life, but you will also decrease your chances of having a house fire.

Preventative maintenance for household appliances will include inspection, cleaning, and repair if any is needed. If you notice that something needs repair during your inspection, it’s best to call an expert in appliance repair. For the best in the business, call on Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling to get the job done! Our technicians will quickly address the issue and begin the repair. To learn more or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.

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